Is my hen molting?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ruby Mia, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Ruby Mia

    Ruby Mia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My X battery hen Maxi has recently lost all the feathers on her belly and bum and her wings look scruffy as well. Her bum is also very red and saw looking. Is this just a molt or something else?
     
  2. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Sounds like molting but also something else as the red bum
    takes it in a different direction so I would look real close and
    move the feathers around and look for little crawly things [​IMG]
     
  3. Ruby Mia

    Ruby Mia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cant seem to find anything crawling. Could gapeworm be the problem? I think she might have it so i have wormed the flock.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Gapeworm doesnt cause feather loss nor redness on the rear end. Inspect her for lice/mites, especially around the vent area. Molt is a possibility. Feather picking can be an issue as well.
     

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